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Fans Vow to Boycott Looking for Alaska Movie After John Green’s Sad Reveal

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If The Fault in Our Stars and Paper Towns taught us anything, it’s that John Green books can be translated to the best movies. That is, if they’re in the right hands. Fox 2000 Pictures took control over the aforementioned projects, and look how successful they were! But the latest news surrounding the author’s other hit, Looking for Alaska, may mark the end of his film era.

While John was given parts to play in the first two flicks — even penning part of the Paper Towns on-screen story AND cameoing in it — the studio behind LFA, Paramount Pictures, is shutting him out. Not for the first time, he said:



That’s been said before, but in a few since-deleted tweets, he sadly revealed, “In fact, the movie studio that owns the rights to the book in question won’t return my phone calls. They haven’t for months… I don’t think they like me. The feeling is profoundly mutual. So I can’t even get someone to answer the telephone, let alone cast a film.”



He added, “At this point, I’m not involved in the project in any way. I’m not going to lie, it definitely bums me out.”

Now, dedicated fans of the author (a.k.a. Nerdfighters) are ready to boycott the Looking for Alaska film:



What do you think of the news? Are you ready to boycott the movie, or are you still pumped to see it hit the big screen? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below!

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